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  1. Stamford Man Pleads Guilty To Capturing, Killing Federally Protected Hawks

    Stamford Man Pleads Guilty To Capturing, Killing Federally Protected Hawks

    STAMFORD, Conn. – A Stamford man is facing 18 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to killing several protected hawks he viewed as threats to his racing pigeons.Adam Boguski, 43, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of conspiracy to take, capture and kill red-tailed hawks and Cooper’s hawks, and two counts of taking, capturing and killing Cooper’s hawks, according to a joint statement ...

  2. Did You Know Exercise Helps Us Learn?

    Did You Know Exercise Helps Us Learn?

    Scientists have found exercise increases biochemicals in the body and brain that allow for more effective learning, but have not yet figured out the optimal time to exercise after learning has taken place, according to The New York Times.Researchers in the Netherlands and Scotland recently published a study in which they observed 72 healthy men and women, asking each to undergo 40 ...

  3. Woman Charged With Leaving 7-Month-Old Baby Alone In Car In Fairfield

    Woman Charged With Leaving 7-Month-Old Baby Alone In Car In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- A mother is facing a criminal charge after leaving her 7-month-old baby alone inside a car in a store parking lot, Fairfield police said Thursday.The woman, whose name was not released, is accused of leaving the child in a car parked outside the Stop & Shop grocery store at 760 Villa Ave. on Monday, police said.According to investigators, officers responded to ...

  4. Driver Injured In 1-Car Crash On Weston's Georgetown Road

    Driver Injured In 1-Car Crash On Weston's Georgetown Road

    WESTON, Conn. -- Weston firefighters responded to a one-car crash Saturday on Georgetown Road to the aid a driver who suffered nonlife-threatening injuries.According to a post on the Weston Volunteer Fire Department's Facebook page, the crash, which drew several volunteer fire units along with a Weston ambulance, involved a gray BMW sedan that went off road and over a small rock wall ...

  5. Heavy Rain, Extreme Heat in Store for Westport

    Heavy Rain, Extreme Heat in Store for Westport

    This story has been updated.A system that is expected to produce heavy rain and, in low-lying urban areas, flooding has resulted in a Severe Thunderstorm Watch being issued for the Hudson Valley and northern New Jersey.The watch is in effect until 7 p.m. Thursday. It was issued for Putnam and Dutchess counties at 1 p.m. and for for Westchester, Rockland, Bergen and Passaic counties at 3 ...

  6. Westport Could See Afternoon Thunderstorms As Humid Air Arrives

    Westport Could See Afternoon Thunderstorms As Humid Air Arrives

    Rising humidity may give way Wednesday afternoon to scattered thunderstorms, that could affect Fairfield County through the remainder of the workweek, according to the National Weather Service.The first opportunity for storms is expected after 1 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Weather Service. Otherwise, the day will be sunny and warm, with a high near 84 degrees.  A southerly flow ...

  7. Tow Truck Driver Charged With Assaulting Police In I-95 Crash

    Tow Truck Driver Charged With Assaulting Police In I-95 Crash

    STAMFORD, Conn. – A 21-year-old Ossining, N.Y., man was arraigned in state Superior Court in Stamford on Monday on charges that he assaulted police when he crashed his car into a police cruiser early Saturday, according to the Stamford Advocate.Jheison Callecastro is charged with leading police on a high-speed, 26-mile chase on Interstate 95 after striking a pedestrian on a White Plains ...

  8. Fairfield U. Incoming Freshman Qualifies for Paralympic Swim Team

    Fairfield U. Incoming Freshman Qualifies for Paralympic Swim Team

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A St. Louis swimmer set to attend Fairfield University in the fall broke an American and Pan American record at the U.S. Paralympic Team Trials and now has her sights set on Brazil.Colleen Young competed in four events at the Trials competition at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center in Charlotte, N.C., from June 30 to July 2, finishing first in three events and ...

  9. Stratford Home For Developmentally Disabled Closing Its Doors Forever

    Stratford Home For Developmentally Disabled Closing Its Doors Forever

    STRATFORD, Conn. -- Budget cuts have forced the closure of a residential home for the developmentally disabled in Stratford, causing about 30 people to find new homes, according to News 12.The Ella T. Grasso Regional Center, serving clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is closing its doors this week, News 12 reported."I have been contacted by family members of ...

  10. Connecticut Department Of Health Issues Drought Advisory

    Connecticut Department Of Health Issues Drought Advisory

    HARTFORD, Conn. – The Connecticut Department of Public Health on Monday issued a drought advisory, warning that the state’s rain fall over the past 90 days is down as much as 6 inches.The advisory calls for the customers of all public water systems in the state to “follow any water conservation recommendations that may be requested,” according to a statement from the department.“I want ...

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